Two killed, 7 injured in firing in Manipur’s Bishnupur district

Two persons were killed and seven others were injured in heavy firing between two rival groups in Manipur's Bishnupur district.

Imphal: Two people, including a village defence volunteer (VDV), were killed, and seven others sustained injuries during a fierce shootout between two rival groups in Narainsena, Bishnupur district of Manipur, as reported by the police.

The authorities said that the VDV tragically died when a bomb unexpectedly exploded due to mishandling, while another person succumbed to his bullet injuries later.

Seven wounded persons were shifted to the government hospital where their condition is stated to be stable.

The police said that in a separate developments, four militants belonging to different outfits were arrested in different operations in Imphal East and Bishnupur districts and some arms and ammunition were seized from their possession.

Two of the arrested militants belonged to the NSCN-IM and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), while two were overground workers of Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).

Seven looted firearms, 25 different types of ammunition and nine powerful bombs were also recovered during the operations from Bishnupur and Thoubal districts in the past 24 hours.

The search operations were conducted by the security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of the five valley districts.

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